[laptop-accessibility] Touchpad is not accessible friendly
David K Parker
davparker at gmail.com
Wed Nov 19 22:32:36 EST 2008
I have yet to find a touchpad that works with a prosthetic hook. I tested
one of these laptops at a conference recently, it did NOT work with my
On Wed, Nov 19, 2008 at 6:47 PM, Seth Woodworth <seth at isforinsects.com>wrote:
> I disagree.
> I believe that this is called a capacitance touchpad. I can't imagine
> that there isn't some item that a child could use instead of a finger.
> In fact, within arm reach: my metal watch band enables me to use my
> I don't think there is a as-cheap device that will allow pointing on
> the XO as a capacitance touchpad.
> On Wed, Nov 19, 2008 at 6:48 PM, Carlos mauro <unimauro at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I agree.
> > For versions of the XO 1.5 or 2.0 would be my suggestion to place the cam
> > and the microphone at the top of the screen of the laptop. Use
> > recognition technologies or the use of touchscreen or something similary
> > gnome speech desktop
> > 2008/11/19 David K Parker <davparker at gmail.com>
> >> In looking at the laptop specs I noticed the mouse input is a touchpad.
> >> This makes the laptop inaccessible for kids with artificial hands. The
> >> touchpad technology is not good at all for people who wear prosthesis.
> >> limitation can be addressed by providing a trackpoint type alternative.
> >> really a shame that technology companies don't think about these
> >> limitations for people with disabilities. I bet there are many kids
> >> limbs due to landmines that will be affected by this technology hurdle.
> >> know because I'm missing my hands due to an accident. Technology should
> >> used to allow people to overcome disabilities, not adding additional
> >> obstacles to oversome. Please pass this info on to the developers of the
> >> laptops.
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